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Recent Externally Funded Awards

March - April 2020

Includes grants, contracts and subcontracts awarded to KU-Lawrence investigators from external sponsors.

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Primary Investigator Home Unit / Admin Unit Sponsor Award Title Total Anticipated Award Amount
McCart, Amy Life Span Institute State of Washington Office of Superintendent Inclusionary Practices Statewide Professional Development & Support $1,337,786
Skrtic, Thomas Special Education Stanford University Leadership in Research and Teacher Preparation for System-Wide Inclusive Education $1,249,879
Karvonen, Meagan Achievement & Assessment Institute Maryland State Department of Education Innovations in Science Map, Assessment, and Report Technologies (I-SMART) $884,610
Volkin, David Pharmaceutical Chemistry / Higuchi Biosciences Center Massachusetts Institute of Technology Ultra Low-Cost Transferable Automated (ULTRA) Platform for Vaccine Manufacturing $828,787
Zhong, Cuncong Electrical Engineering & Computer Science National Science Foundation CAREER: A Novel Bioinformatic Infrastructure for Metagenome Assembly and Functional Annotation $722,398
Lequesne, Remy Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering Electric Power Research Institute Inc. Large High-Strength Steel Reinforcing Bars in Earthquake-Resistant Structures $650,000
Bulgren, Janis Life Span Institute CAST Inc. CORGI 2020: Scaling Models for the Classrooms of Tomorrow $523,298
Staples, William Sociology / Institute for Policy & Social Research National Science Foundation SaTC: CORE: Small: Digital Homelessness in the Heartland: Safeguarding and Enhancing the Experiences of Public Internet Users $516,000
Biernat, Monica Psychology National Science Foundation Learning to Pronounce Ethnic Names as a Means of Improving Inter-Ethnic Interaction $385,410
Salandrino, Alessandro Electrical Engineering & Computer Science / Information & Telecommunication Technology Center Air Force Office of Scientific Research Parametric Resonances in Time-Varying Media for Optical Limiting Applications $360,986
Holubnyak, Yevhen Kansas Geological Survey New Mexico Tech Carbon Utilization and Storage Partnership (CUSP) for the Western USA $337,706
Lunte, Susan Pharmaceutical Chemistry / Higuchi Biosciences Center Kansas Board of Regents Center for Molecular Analysis of Disease Pathways (CMADP) $300,000
Zieber, Nicole Life Span Institute National Institutes of Health Young Infants' Detection of Emotion $272,075
Picking, Wendy Pharmaceutical Chemistry / Higuchi Biosciences Center Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Shigella Ipa Proteins Support $205,713
Leonard, Kevin Chemical & Petroleum Engineering / Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis Kansas Board of Regents The Internet of Catalysis: Harnessing the Data Science for Catalyst Design $200,000
Macdonald, Stuart Molecular Biosciences / Higuchi Biosciences Center KU Medical Center Research Institute K-INBRE Bioinformatics Core Facility $159,075
McKenna, Thomas Kansas Biological Survey Perennial Agriculture Project LLC Perennial Agriculture Project Proposal for Thomas P. McKenna $101,000
Ginther, Donna Economics / Institute for Policy & Social Research Kansas Department of Revenue Research Services to the Governor's Council on Tax Reform $100,000
Barton, Jared Social Welfare Wyoming Department of Family Services State of Wyoming ROM FY2020 $98,725
Walker, Dale Applied Behavioral Science / Life Span Institute KU Medical Center Research Institute Project Eagle: Early Head Start $92,254
Zeng, Yong Chemistry / Higuchi Biosciences Center KU Medical Center Research Institute Tumor-Derived Extracellular Vesicle in Ovarian Cancer $90,000
Forbush, Kelsie Psychology / Life Span Institute National Institutes of Health Ecological Momentary Assessment of Unhealthy Exercise and Affect in Eating Disorders $83,836
Vernberg, Eric Applied Behavioral Science / Life Span Institute National Institutes of Health The Influence of Executive Functioning on Internalizing and Somatic Symptoms in Trauma-Exposed Arab Resettled Refugee Parent-Child Dyads $75,321
Thompson, Ward Chemistry Sandia National Laboratories Molecular Modeling of Fluid Properties at Mineral Interfaces $75,000
Ward IV, Robert Molecular Biosciences / Higuchi Biosciences Center KU Medical Center Research Institute K-INBRE Undergraduate Coordinator Office Year 7 $53,025
Cushing, Christopher Applied Behavioral Science / Life Span Institute University of Arkansas Medical Sciences Data Coordinating and Operations Center for the IDeA States Pediatric Clinical Trials Network $50,822
DeKosky, Brandon Pharmaceutical Chemistry / Higuchi Biosciences Center Phrma Foundation Antigen-Fc Conjugates as Bioinspired Immunotherapeutics $50,000
Ng, Jennifer Provost Office National Endowment for the Arts KU Indigenous Cultures Festival $40,000
Schrock, Steven Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering / KU Transportation Center Kansas State University Sponsored Programs Accounting FY20: Traffice Assistance Services for Kansas (TASK) Program $39,297
Schrock, Steven Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering / KU Transportation Center Skye Multimedia National Scheduling and Dispatching Training Manual Update $35,231
Crossfield, Ian Physics & Astronomy Jet Propulsion Lab, California Institute of Technology Spitzer Transits of New TESS Planets $35,000
Mills, Elisabeth Physics & Astronomy National Radio Astronomy Observatory NRAO Student Observing Support Award to Kurt Hablin $34,410
Koon, Lyndsie Life Span Institute University of Illinois Urbana-Champain Technologies to Support Aging-in-Place for People with Long-Term Disabilities $33,747
Ecker-Lyster, Meghan Achievement & Assessment Institute Wichita State University WSU Southeast Wichita GEAR UP Project Evaluation $33,590
Ecker-Lyster, Meghan Achievement & Assessment Institute Wichita State University WSU West Wichita GEAR UP $33,590
Kirkpatrick, Allison Physics & Astronomy Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Does Excess Mid-Infrared Emission Reliably Signal an AGN? $32,500
Cheatham, Gregory Special Education / Life Span Institute University of Connecticut Doctoral Training Consortia to Train Doctoral Students in Early Childhood Intervention for Infants and Young Children with High-Intensity Needs because of Significant IDD $25,707
Ward IV, Robert Molecular Biosciences / Higuchi Biosciences Center KU Medical Center Research Institute K-INBRE Star Trainees $21,210
Nelson, Kenneth Kansas Geological Survey Kansas Division of Emergency Management KDEM User Management Portal and Server Hosting $20,536
Stiller, Maya History of Art The Academy of Korean Studies Status Pilgrimage: The Cultural Value of Elite Travel to Kumgangsan in Late Choson Korea $20,000

Previous Awards

January-February

Primary Investigator Home Unit / Admin Unit Sponsor Award Title Total Anticipated Award Amount

Blunt, Shannon

Electrical Engineering & Computer Science / Information & Telecommunication Technology Center Office of Naval Research Navy Applications of Physical MIMO and Waveform Diversity $1,730,886
Rogan, Christopher Physics & Astronomy  National Science Foundation CAREER: Probing the High-Energy Frontier with the CMS Experiment $949,975
Kelly, John Ecology & Evolutionary Biology National Science Foundation Chromosomal Inversions and Gene Expression in Mimulus $749,581
Schrock, Steven Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering / Transportation Center Kansas Department of Transportation FY 2020 Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) $600,000
Kwon, Gibum Mechanical Engineering National Science Foundation CAREER: Thermo-responsive Absorbent with Selective Absorption for Miscible Liquids Separation $549,996
Wu, Huixuan Aerospace Engineering National Science Foundation CAREER: Quantification of the Kinetic Energy of Particles in Complex Flows using Magnetic Particle Tracking $500,000
Li, Xianglin Mechanical Engineering National Science Foundation CAREER: Pore-Scale Multiphase Mass Transfer in Porous Electrodes $500,000
Witt, Emily Mathematics National Science Foundation CAREER: New Frontiers for Frobenius, Singularity Theory, Differential Operators, and Local Cohomology $400,000
Blanco, Gustavo KUMC Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology/ Higuchi Biosciences Center National Institutes of Health KU Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program $360,771
Darwin, David Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute Education Development Length and Splice Strength of High-Strength Reinforcing Bars in High-Strength Concrete $300,000
Karvonen, Meagan Achievement & Assessment Institute Office of the State Superintendent of Education DC DLM: 2019-2024 Operational/Testing (Sci) $246,120
Katz, William Business Fort Hays State University University of Kansas Small Business Development Center 2020 (federal funds) $177,819
Liu, Zhipeng Mathematics National Science Foundation Periodic KPZ Universality $168,628
Bigelow, Kathryn Life Span Institute Kansas Department of Health & Environmt Kansas MIECHV Program $157,000
Lundquist, Erik Molecular Biosciences National Institutes of Health Regulation of Growth Cone Polarity and Protrusion in Axon Guidance $140,660
Warren, Steve Speech-Language-Hearing / Life Span Institute Northwestern University A Family-Genetic Study of Autism and Fragile X Syndrome $136,604
Benson, David Chemistry National Science Foundation REU Site: A Summer Experience for Undergraduates Integrating Research, Education and Career Development in an Interdisciplinary Environment $126,131
Carta, Judith Special Education / Life Span Institute The Family Conservancy Start Young $123,300
Shrader, Sarah Pharmacy Practice Health Forward Foundation JayWalk WyCo: Collaborating for Healthy Lifestyles in Wyandotte County $106,763
Walker, Dale Applied Behavioral Science / Life Span Institute KU Medical Center Research Institute Project Eagle: Early Head Start $102,788
Rosa-Molinar, Eduardo Pharmacology and Toxicology / Higuchi Biosciences Center National Science Foundation WORKSHOP | Modern Methods in Microscopy: Elucidating the Physical Biology of the Cell (Summers 2020 & 2021, Lawrence, KS) $100,000
Chernetsky, Vitaly Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies The U.S. Russia Foundation A Comprehensive Plan for Strengthening Russian Studies in the Heartland $98,340
Katz, William Business Fort Hays State University University of Kansas Small Business Development Center 2020 (state funds) $93,927
Nelson, Kenneth Kansas Geological Survey Kansas Department of Revenue Open Records for Kansas Appraisers (ORKA) $88,500
Buzhardt, Joseph Life Span Institute KU Medical Center Research Institute The Online and Applied System for Intervention Skills (OASIS): Scaling Up $85,523
Mandel, Rolfe Anthropology / Kansas Geological Survey History Nebraska A Statewide Geographic Information System (GIS) as a Predictive Tool for Locating Deeply Buried Archeological Deposits in Nebraska (PHASE II) $75,000
Mosconi, Matthew Applied Behavioral Science / Life Span Institute Autism Speaks Mechanisms of Visual Motion Processing in Autism Spectrum Disorder $70,000
Holt, Christina Applied Behavioral Science / Life Span Institute KU Medical Center Research Institute Evaluation of the Healthy Schools Healthy Communities Initiative $63,300
Azuma, Mizuki Molecular Biosciences / Higuchi Biosciences Center KU Medical Center The Role of Sugar (O-GlcNAc) Modification of EWS-FLI1 in Malignant Progression of Ewing's Sarcoma and its Therapeutic Potential $56,950
Look, Kurt Kansas Geological Survey Kansas Geological Society Software Development for Kansas Electronic Data Integration $55,000
Schultz, Jerry Life Span Institute Kansas Department of Health & Environment Sexual Violence Primary Prevention Community-Based Project Evaluation $55,000
Brumberg, Jonathan Speech-Language-Hearing / Life Span Institute KU Medical Center Research Institute Frontiers: University of Kansas Clinical & Translational Science Institute $50,000
Brockman, Jennifer Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Center Kansas Department of Health & Environmt Gender-Based Violence Prevention Impact Evaluation $42,163
Mandel, Rolfe Anthropology / Kansas Geological Survey R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates Inc KU Center for Research Inc. & R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates Master Sponsored Research Agreement $40,775
Kamatuka, Ngondi Education Administration / Achievement & Assessment Institute Army Educational Outreach Program Army Educational Outreach Program (UNITE) $40,262
Kastens, Jude Kansas Biological Survey Kansas Water Office Kansas Real-Time Flood Mapping Tool Development (state funds) $40,000
Hageman, Michael Pharmaceutical Chemistry / Higuchi Biosciences Center KU Medical Center Research Institute NCI Cancer Center Support Grant for Biotechnology Innovation & Optimization Center (BIOC) $39,331
Neufeld, Kristi Molecular Biosciences / Higuchi Biosciences Center KU Medical Center Research Institute Generating a Mouse to Test Musashi 1 Inhibitors as Anti-tumor Agents $35,000
Yi, Richard Psychology / Life Span Institute KU Medical Center Research Institute Neurocorrelates of Episodic Future Thinking and its Impact on Delay Discounting by Cigarette Smokers $35,000
Kastens, Jude Kansas Biological Survey Kansas Water Office Kansas Real-Time Flood Mapping Tool Development (federal funds) $35,000
Kastens, Jude Kansas Biological Survey Terrametrics Agriculture Inc. U.S. County-Level Corn & Soybean Yield Modeling and Brazil & Argentina Soybean Yield Model Development & Implementation $34,000
Schultz, Jerry Life Span Institute Kansas Department of Health & Environment Kansas Department of Health & Environment Contract for Second-Step Evaluation Project $34,000
Caminero-Santangelo, Marta Latin American & Caribbean Studies / Hall Center for the Humanities Tinker Foundation Inc Tinker Field Research Grant 2020 $30,000
Neufeld, Kristi Molecular Biosciences / Higuchi Biosciences Center KU Medical Center Research Institute NCI Cancer Center Support Grant: Cancer Biology Research Program $27,693
Dixon, Dan Molecular Biosciences / Higuchi Biosciences Center KU Medical Center Research Institute CPS Cancer Prevention and Survivorship Research Program: KUCC Core $27,435
Cook, Michael Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute Kansas Division of Emergency Managment Trainings to Kansas Counties through Kansas University Fire & Rescue Training Institute During the Federal Fiscal Year 2019-2020 $25,000
Ginther, Donna Economics / Institute for Policy & Social Research Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas The Economic Impacts of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas $25,000
Roy, Anuradha Pharmacology & Toxicology / High Throughput Screening Laboratory KU Medical Center Research Institute NCI Cancer Center Support Grant Lead Development & Optimization Share Resource $22,319
Soper, Steven Chemistry KU Medical Center Research Institute Circulating Extracellular Vesicles for Early Detection and Real-Time Monitoring of Ovarian Cancer $20,325

November - December 2019

Primary Investigator Home Unit / Admin Unit Sponsor Award Title Total Anticipated Award Amount

Chandler, Josephine

Molecular Biosciences / Higuchi Biosciences Center National Institutes of Health Quorum Sensing Evolution and Function in Mixed Bacterial Communities $1,840,725
McCart, Amy Life Span Institute Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Principal and Charter School Site Leadership SWIFT for Equity and Excellence $1,199,998
Soper, Steven Chemistry National Institutes of Health Increased Sensitivity of Minimal Residual Disease Monitoring using Peripheral Blood in Pediatric Patients with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia $910,799
Akin, Becci Social Welfare Kansas Department for Children & Families Prevention Grant Evaluation, Families First Prevention Services Act $861,123
Weis, David Chemistry Health Research, Inc. Lyme Disease: B Cell Epitope Discovery and Mechanisms of Antibody Protection $808,955
Volkin, David Pharmaceutical Chemistry / Higuchi Biosciences Center International AIDS Vaccine Initiative Antigen-Adjuvant Formulation and Characterization Studies to Assess HIV-1 Envelope (Env) Glycoprotein(s) and Adjuvant Formulations $700,000
Picking, Wendy Pharmaceutical Chemistry / Higuchi Biosciences Center University of Maryland - Baltimore Adjuvant Development of the TLR4 Ligand BECC438 $670,147
Hasiuk, Franciszek Kansas Geological Survey Iowa Department of Transportation Phase III Iowa Pore Index: Morphometric Properties of Aggregates $345,525
Funk, Ryan Pharmacy Practice KU Medical Center Research Institute Metabolomic Markers of Disease Activity and Therapeutic Response in Autoimmune Arthritis $227,251
Darabi Konartakhteh, Masoud Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering Texas A&M Research Foundation Performance Prediction and Analysis of Airfield Pavements Subjects to Next Generation Aircraft $225,000
Harms, Randi Achievement & Assessment Institute Wisconsin Department of Children & Families Wisconsin Family Foundations Home Visiting Shared Measurements System $215,916
Boyd, Brian Life Span Institute National Institutes of Health Examining Biobehavioral Mechanisms of Extreme Eating Behaviors in Young Children with ASD $194,682
Wendel-Hummell, Carrie Social Welfare Kansas Department for Aging & Disability Service Medicaid Waiver Functional Eligibility Instrument: HCBS PACE Research $173,463
Ewing, Mark Aerospace Engineering / Office of Research Kansas Department of Transportation Master Research Services Agreement for Unmanned Aerial Systems Flight Operations, Technical Integration, and Research $150,000
Hernandez, Daniel Mathematics National Science Foundation A Study of Hypersurfaces in General Position Inspired by Frobenius $145,000
Wendel-Hummell, Carrie Social Welfare Kansas Department for Aging & Disability Services Medicaid Waiver Functional Eligibility Instrument: HCBS PACE Instruction $135,564
Reuman, Daniel Ecology & Evolutionary Biology University of California - Davis Synchrony of Native Fish Movements: Synthesis Science towards Adaptive Water Management in the Central Valley $123,571
Allgeier, Alan Chemical & Petroleum Engineering / Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis American Chemical Society Relating Surface Chemistry of Carbonaceous Materials to Nuclear Magnetic Relaxation Rates to Advance the Characterization of Petroleum Deposits $110,000
McCart, Amy Life Span Institute Orange County Department of Education ACCESS $108,000
Bennett, Caroline Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering Kansas Department of Transportation Computational Fluid Dynamics Investigation of High Mast Illumination Poles: Influence of Light Fixtures $100,000
Layzell, Anthony Kansas Geological Survey Kansas Water Office Streambank Evaluation of the Cottonwood and Neosho Rivers above John Redmond $100,000
Picking, Wendy Pharmaceutical Chemistry / Higuchi Biosciences Center Hafion LLC Toward the Development of a Protein:Non-Protein Macromolecular Adjuvants $100,000
Stearns, Leigh Geology / Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets Heising-Simons Foundation Connecting Regional Research to Local Communities: Helheim Glacier/Sermilik Fjord and Tasiilaq township, East Greenland $100,000
Dean, Evan Life Span Institute Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities Supporting Decision Making: Learning from Self-Advocate Experience $95,584
Hansen, Amy Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering Nature Conservancy Integrated Watershed Modeling $93,000
Wendel-Hummell, Carrie Social Welfare Kansas Department for Aging & Disability Service Medicaid Waiver Functional Eligibility Instrument: CARE INSTRUCTION $85,348
Yung, Corey Rayburn School of Law Harvard University Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study $77,500
Ginther, Donna Economics / Institute for Policy & Social Research Robert Wood Johnson Foundation How Do State Policies Affect Access to TANF Benefits? $75,000
Sack, Sara Life Span Institute Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Accessible Recreation: Playing Electronic Games Independently to Increase Health & Social Connection $75,000
Xu, Liang Molecular Biosciences / Higuchi Biosciences Center KU Medical Center Research Institute RNA-Binding Protein HuR in Liver Pathophysiology and Carcinogenesis $74,797
Hardy, Saralyn Reece Spencer Museum of Art National Endowment for the Arts Healing, Knowing, Seeing the Body $45,000
Gillam, Rebecca Achievement & Assessment Institute Kickapoo Tribe Cooperative Agreements for Tribal Behavior Health (Native Connections) $42,282
Li, Xiaoli Chemical & Petroleum Engineering / Geology Kansas Interdisciplinary Carbonates Consortium Phase Behavior of the Confined Fluids in Carbonate Unconventional Reservoirs $40,762
McGeough, Briana Social Welfare Public Health Institute: Alcohol Research Group Understanding 12-Step Involvement Among Sexual and Gender Minorities $34,385
Zeng, Yong Chemistry / Higuchi Biosciences Center KU Medical Center Research Institute Exosome Phenotyping for Liquid Biopsy Based Diagnosis and Monitoring of Alzheimer's Disease $30,000
Schultz, Jerry Life Span Institute Kansas Department of Health & Environment Second Step Evaluation Project $26,000
Baer, Sara Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Kansas State University Processes Influencing Community Assembly During Tallgrass Prairie Restoration $24,659
Peterson, Andrew Townsend Biodiversity Institute Northrop Grumman Foundation Using Hyperspectral Remote Sensing to Inform Conservation Planning and Decision-Making in Sapo National Park, Liberia $20,000
Ward IV, Robert Molecular Biosciences / Higuchi Biosciences Center KU Medical Center Research Institute K-INBRE Core Facility Support (CFS) $20,000
Bolick, Joshua Libraries North Carolina State University Scholarly Communication Notebook $17,273

September - October 2019

Primary Investigator Home Unit / Admin Unit Sponsor Award Title Total Anticipated Award Amount
Wills, Howard Life Span Institute U.S. Department of Education Supporting High-Needs Elementary Students with the CW-FIT Program: Building for Scale and Sustainability $5,101,906
Peterson, Andrew Townsend Biodiversity Institute National Science Foundation RII Track-2 FEC: Marshalling Diverse Big Data Streams to Understand Risk of Tick-Borne Diseases in the Great Plains $3,921,229
Ptomey, Lauren Life Span Institute National Institutes of Health A Dyadic Approach for a Remote Physical Activity Intervention in Adults with Alzheimer's Disease and their Caregivers $3,756,677
Kalantari Dahaghi, Amirmasoud Chemical & Petroleum Engineering U.S. Department of Energy A Novel Smart Microchip Proppants Technology for Precision Diagnostics of Hydraulic Fracture Networks $3,490,639
Leonard, Kevin Chemical & Petroleum Engineering / Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis National Science Foundation NRT-HDR: The Internet of Catalysis - Harnessing Data Science for Catalyst Design $2,999,967
He, Mei Chemistry / Higuchi Biosciences Center National Institutes of Health 3D Biomimetic Lymph Node Engineered Extracellular Vesicles for Understanding the Heterogeneity of Adaptive Immunity $1,893,750
Miller, Richard Kansas Geological Survey U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Advancement in Seismic Imaging for Tunnel Detection: ASI to ASII-Skinny $1,499,999
Walker, James Geology National Science Foundation EarthCube Data Capabilities: Collaborative Proposal: Broadening Community Use and Adoption of StraboSpot $1,005,934
Wills, Howard Life Span Institute University of Missouri-Columbia Evaluating the Efficacy of a Daily Check-in/Check-out Intervention for Students At-Risk for Emotional and Behavioral Disorders $730,000
Britt, Nicholas Pharmacy Practice Gillead Sciences Modeling Micro-Elimination of HCV Infection in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-Infected Patients in the United States VA Healthcare System $592,469
Lindeman, David Life Span Institute Kansas Department of Health & Environment Kansas Inservice Training System (KITS)-Infant and Toddler Expansion $553,670
Shiflett, Mark Chemical & Petroleum Engineering / Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis National Science Foundation MRI: Acquisition of an Advanced Gravimetric Analyzer for Material Research at KU-Lawrence $537,459
Sack, Sara Life Span Institute U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Kansas State Plan for Assistive Technology $430,572
Suarez, Marina Geology National Science Foundation Collaborative Research | Time of Transformation: Integrating the Dynamic Geologic, Climatic and Biotic Systems of North America during the Early to Late Cretaceous Transition $408,739
Shiflett, Mark Chemical & Petroleum Engineering National Science Foundation Collaborative Research | Development and Application of a Molecular and Process Design Framework for the Separation of Hydrofluorocarbo Mixtures $299,710
Carlson, Juliana Social Welfare Futures Without Violence A Quality Improvement Center on Domestic Violence in Child Welfare $280,995
Hardy, Saralyn Reece Spencer Museum of Art Institute of Museum & Library Services Building Capacity for Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion at the Spencer Museum of Art $271,181
Houts, Michael Kansas Biological Survey Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism Greater Prairie Chicken Interstate Working Group Planning and Coordination $252,878
Shiflett, Mark Chemical & Petroleum Engineering The Chemours Company Physical Properties of Refrigerants in Lubricants, Polymers, and Higher Boiling Heat Transfer Fluids: KU-Chemours Part II $244,766
Mechem, David Geography & Atmospheric Sciences University of Maryland-Baltimore Characterizing the Variation and Covariation of Cloud Microphysical Properties and Implications for Simulation of Subgrid-Scale Warm-Rain Processes in Earth System Models $242,774
Feldman, Hume Physics & Astronomy National Science Foundation Collaborative Research | Beyond the Bulk Flow: Developing More Powerful Analysis Methods to Test Consistency of Large-Scale Flows with the Standard Cosmological Model $232,692
Funk, Ryan Pharmacy Practice KU Medical Center Research Institute Frontiers: University of Kansas Clinical and Translational Science Institute $155,871
Fischer, Christopher Physics & Astronomy / Higuchi Biosciences Center American Physical Society PhysTEC: Building a Solution to the National Physics Teacher Shortage $147,450
Brook, Joanna Social Welfare Oklahoma Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services Oklahoma Partnership Initiative, Phase 3: Program Evaluation FY2020 $135,000
Pribbenow, Glenn Kansas Fire & Rescue Training U.S. Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) FY18 $135,000
Harris, Theodore Kansas Biological Survey Kansas Water Office Sediment Coring for HAB Trends at Webster and Kanopolis Reservoirs $100,000
Lemon, Michael Achievement & Assessment Institute United Way, Kansas City, Missouri United Way Quality Matter Technical Assistance $100,000
Soper, Steven Chemistry KU Medical Center Research Institute The Kansas Institute for Precision Medicine $95,006
Garstka, Teri Achievement & Assessment Institute Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services Home Visiting Data Collection and Management - Nebraska $94,987
Sprague-Jones, Jessica Achievement & Assessment Institute University of Oxford Evaluating Military Family Programming $90,256
Sprague-Jones, Jessica Achievement & Assessment Institute Children's Museum of Tacoma Evaluating Military Family Programming $90,256
Freeman, Craig Biodiversity Institute Oklahoma State University Digitization TCN: Collaborative Research | Earth and Sky: Digitizing the Vascular Flora of the South-Central United States $78,867
Kepple, Nancy Social Welfare / Institute for Policy & Social Research National Institute of Justice Marco-Level Influences on Police Decision-Making and Engagement with Victims of Serious Violent Crimes: A Narrative Case Study of Two States $78,783
Dean, Evan Life Span Institute U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Coming Together and Moving Forward: Supporting Self-Determination, Independence, and Decision-Making in Kansas $75,000
Soper, Steven Chemistry KU Medical Center Research Institute The Kansas Institute for Precision Medicine: Biomedical Engineering Core $74,697
O'Reilly, Matthew Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering Oklahoma State University Measuring Transport Properties of Portland Cement Concrete Using Electrical Resistivity $71,158
Mosconi, Matthew Life Span Institute KU Medical Center Research Institute Frontiers: University of Kansas Clinical and Translations Science Institute $68,422
Lindeman, David Life Span Institute Kansas Department for Aging & Disability Services Southeast Kansas Respite Care Services (SEKRS) $66,100
Sprague-Jones, Jessica Achievement & Assessment Institute Chapel Hill Training Outreach Project National Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention $65,000
Lamb, Audrey Molecular Biosciences / Graduate Studies National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program $51,000
Dean, Evan Life Span Institute With Foundation Promoting Supported Decision Making Planning for Self-Advocates and Families $50,000
Slusky, David Economics / Institute for Policy & Social Research National Science Foundation Conferences to Strengthen the Kansas Health Economics Community $49,763
Walker, James Geology Columbia University IEDA  2016-2021: Operation of a Multi-Disciplinary Data Facility for the Earth Science Community $49,559
Banwart, Mary Christine Communication Studies / Institute for Leadership Studies The Women's Foundation of Greater Kansas City Kansas Women's Civic Leadership through the Appointments Project and Ready to Run, Kansas $46,500
Ecker-Lyster, Meghan Achievement & Assessment Institute Wichita State University Evaluation of the Wichita North GEAR UP Program $40,000
Ecker-Lyster, Meghan Achievement & Assessment Institute Wichita State University GEAR UP, South Wichita Project $40,000
Jarmolowicz, David Applied Behavioral Science / Life Span Institute Kansas State University Effects of Exercise on Animal Cognition $37,875
Ginther, Donna Economics / Institute for Policy & Social Research Enterprise Center of Johnson County Kansas Entrepreneurship Report $35,000
Lindeman, David Life Span Institute Kansas Department for Aging & Disability Services Active Treatment Training Program-Kansas Neurological Institute $35,000
Lindeman, David Life Span Institute Kansas Department for Aging & Disability Services Active Treatment Training Program-Parsons State Hospital $35,000
Besson, David Physics & Astronomy NASA Goddard Space Center Ultra-High Energy Particle Astrophysics with ANITA-V - University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (Co-I) $30,000
Zipper, Samuel Kansas Geological Survey Stockholm University Ripples of Resilience: Navigating Cross-Scale SDG Interactions of Water, Land and Climate within Planetary Boundaries $24,244
Rice, Mabel Speech-Language-Hearing / Life Span Institute Tulane University Pediatric HIV/Aids Cohort Study (PHACS) Coordinating Center (CC)(U01) $22,695
Coleman, Audrey Dole Institute of Politics Humanities Kansas Voices from Congressman Dole's Kansas, 1960-1968 $20,000

July - August 2019

Primary Investigator Home Unit / Admin Unit Sponsor Award Title Total Anticipated Award Amount
Subramanian, Jaichandar Pharmacology & Toxicology National Institutes of Health Synapse Structural Dynamics and Memory Loss in Mouse Models of Alzheimer's Disease $1,839,822
Smith, Adam Pharmacology & Toxicology National Institutes of Health Structural and Functional Connectivity of the Social Decision-Making Network $1,835,772
Hill, Mary Geology / Institute for Policy & Social Research National Science Foundation FEWtures: Innovation Analysis Framework for Resilient Futures, with Application to the Central Arkansas River Basin $1,400,000
Beach, James Biodiversity Institute National Science Foundation CIBR: Collaborative Research: Integrating Data Communities with BiotaPhy: A Computational Platform for Data-Intensive Biodiversity Research and Training $1,245,287
Schrock, Steven Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering National Science Foundation Collaborative Research | Cool Science: Art as a Vehicle for Intergenerational Learning $799,323
Karvonen, Meagan Achievement & Assessment Institute North Dakota Department of Public Instruction North Dakota DLM: 2019-2020 Operational/Testing (Sci) + Science Development $664,500
Blunt, Shannon Electrical Engineering & Computer Science / Information & Telecommunication Technology Center Office of Naval Research Waveform Diversity Experimentation System (WaDES) $622,882
Arnold, Emily Aerospace Engineering / Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets National Science Foundation CAREER: UAS-Based Radar Suite for Sounding and Mapping Glaciers $609,816
Subramaniam, Bala CEBC + Chemical & Petroleum Engineering / Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis National Science Foundation PFI-RP: Development of Continuous Process Concepts for Upgrading Lignin in Biorefineries $549,915
Arnold, Emily Aerospace Engineering / Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration Airborne Snow Depth Retrieval for Improved Hydrological Modeling $499,926
Thorp III, James Kansas Biological Survey National Science Foundation Collaborative Proposal | MRA: Teleconnections Among Great Plains NEON Sites by Wind and Wing $417,130
Lamb, Audrey Molecular Biosciences / Higuchi Biosciences Center National Science Foundation Collaborative Research | The Chemistry of Riboflavin Biosynthesis $400,000
Elles, Christopher Chemistry National Science Foundation Broadband Two-Photon Absorption Spectroscopy for High-Repetition Rate Lasers $397,788
Baer, Sara Kansas Biological Survey National Science Foundation Collaborative Research | LTREB Renewal: The Role of Ecological Heterogeneity in a Long-Term Grassland Restoration Experiment $392,655
Jackson, Timothy Chemistry National Science Foundation Geometric and Electronic Structure Contributions to Bond-Breaking and Bond-Making Reactions of Mid-Valent Manganese-Oxygen Complexes $390,000
Gillam, Rebecca Achievement & Assessment Institute Kansas Department of Health & Environment Kansas ECCS Impact Grant $386,646
Chandler, Josephine Molecular Biosciences / Higuchi Biosciences Center National Institutes of Health Quorum Sensing Rvolution and Function in Mixed Bacterial Communities $368,145
Sullivan, Pamela Geography & Atmospheric Science National Science Foundation Collaborative Research | Digging Deeper: Do Deeper Roots Enhance Deeper Water and Carbon Fluxes and Alter the Trajectory of Chemical Weathering in Woody Encroached Grasslands? $334,681
Irvin, Dwight Life Span Institute National Science Foundation Collaborative Research | CSL-MultiAD: Assessing Collaborative STEM Learning through Rich Information Flow Based on Multi-Sensor Audio Diarization $300,000
Baringer, Philip Physics & Astronomy National Science Foundation Particle Physics at the Energy Frontier with the CMS Experiment $300,000
Hoeflich, Michael Law / Hall Center for the Humanities Department of Defense University of Kansas IC Center for Academic Excellence (KU-ICCAE) $295,967
Ginther, Donna Economics / Institute for Policy & Social Research Ohio State University Research Grants for Preventing Violence and Violence-Related Injury $293,507
Jensen, Kirsten Biodiversity Institute National Science Foundation Collaborative Research | Cestode Phylogeny and Genomics: A Spine for the Spineless, Gutless worms $286,810
Roy, Anuradha High Throughput Screening Lab Kansas State University Discovery of Hsp100-Selective Inhibitors for Targeting Multiple Microbial Pathogens - High Throughput Screening $286,509
Sack, Sara Life Span Institute Kansas Department of Health & Environment Equipment Exchange: Increasing Access to Durable Medical Equipment (DME) $285,000
Stefanov, Atanas Mathematics National Science Foundation Dynamics and Stability of Nonlinear Waves $231,127
Suarez, Marina Geology National Science Foundation CAREER: Continental Paleoenvironmental Responses to Carbon Cycle Perturbations During the Mid-Cretaceous Greenhouse $230,971
Taylor, Michael Geology National Science Foundation Collaborative Research | What Created the Southern Tibetan Plateau Drainage Divide? Integrated Tectonic and Geomorphic Investigation of the Gangdese Range and Yarlung River $229,448
Sack, Sara Life Span Institute Kansas Department of Health & Environment Assisting Medicaid Beneficiaries in Accessing Assistive Technology (ATK) $228,000
Lemon, Michael Achievement & Assessment Institute Kansas Department of Children & Families EPIC Skillz Project FY20 $208,464
Peltier, Edward Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering Kansas Water Office Pilot Test Project for Produced Water near Hardtner, Kansas $199,175
Orive, Maria Ecology & Evolutionary Biology National Science Foundation Collaborative Research | SG: Clonality and the Scope for Adaptation in Heterogeneous Environments $162,324
Macdonald, Stuart Molecular Biosciences / Higuchi Biosciences Center National Institutes of Health Genetic Dissection and Characterization of Variation in Copper Resistance in Drosophila Melanogaster $122,836
Tran, Dai Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering HKA A Guidebook for Risk-Based Construction Inspection $122,601
Wilson, Blake Kansas Geological Survey US Geological Survey Maintain Existing and Wxpand Kansas-Based Data Services to the NGWMN $84,720
Stewart, Debora Kansas Geological Survey US Geological Survey Preservation of Kansas Oil and Gas Well Geologic Data, Records, and Samples, and Aerial Photographs, FY2019 $82,549
Scouffas, Anthea Lied Center National Endowment for the Arts Exploring Marginalized Communities Through the Woman's Voice $70,000
Michaelis, Elias HBC + Pharmacology & Toxicology / Higuchi Biosciences Center KU Medical Center Research Institute KU ADC Mitochondrial Genomics and Metabolism Core Supplement $63,551
Yan, Xinmai Mechanical Engineering Vesarex LLC Ultrasound-Facilitated Endovascular Laser Thrombolysis $58,541
Soper, Steven Chemistry + Mechanical Engineering / Chemistry Digital Nanogenetics LLC A Novel Single Molecule Sequencing Technology for Direct, Label-less Detection of Unamplified DNA Single Molecules $41,738
MacDonald, Teresa Biodiversity Institute University of California - Berkeley STEM Escape: Immersing Urban and Rural Families in Biomedical Mysteries $31,969
Scouffas, Anthea Lied Center Kansas Department of Commerce & Housing Theatre on the Spectrum $30,000
Geana, Mugur Journalism KU Medical Center Research Institute Sexual Health Empowerment for Jail-Involved Women's Health Literacy and Prevention $28,650
Stachnik, Justin Geography & Atmospheric Science University of Oklahoma Analysis of TRMM-GPM Observation to Improve Our Process Level Understanding and Modeling of Precipitation and Latent Heating in Tropical Easterly Waves $26,075

May - June 2019

Includes grants, contracts and subcontracts awarded to KU-Lawrence investigators from external sponsors.

Primary Investigator Administrative Unit Sponsor Award Title Total Anticipated Award Amount
Miller, Richard Kansas Geological Survey U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Enhanced Implementation of K-Scope & ASII Tunnel Detection Analysis Approach Using FWI, Modal Segmentation Methods, and Integrated Multi-Modal Techniques $3,630,349
Hock, Michael Life Span Institute U.S. Department of Education Possible Selves and Self-Determination: Improving Transition Outcomes for High School Students with Learning Disabilities $3,293,003
Forbush, Kelsie Life Span Institute U.S. Department of Defense Development of a Military-Specific Transdiagnostic Eating-Disorder Survey and Screening Tool in a Nationally Representative Sample of Veterans $1,721,698
Bigelow, Kathryn Life Span Institute U.S. Department of Education Professional Development to Support Intervention Implementation of the Promoting Communication Tools for Advancing Language in Kids (PC TALK) for Infants and Toddlers at Risk for or with Disabilities $1,400,000
Boyd, Brian Life Span Institute U.S. Department of Education Effects of Implicit Bias on Children's Early Outcomes $1,400,000
Sailor, Wayne Life Span Institute U.S. Department of Education Project DataWall: A Decision Support System for MTSS $1,388,621
Seo, Hyunjin Institute for Policy & Social Research National Science Foundation Collaborative Research: Technology Education for Women in Transition: Broadening Participation Through Innovations $1,038,035
Vakser, Ilya Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Molecular Biology, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences National Science Foundation Bilateral BBSRC-NSF/BIO: CIBR: Structural Modeling of Interactome to Assess Phenotypic Effects of Genetic Variation $957,042
Perkins, Jonathan Academic Resource Center, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Institute for International Education Building Language Capacity and Cultural Competency to Meet National Security Needs: The University of Kansas Language Training Center $704,002
Royon, Christophe Physics & Astronomy, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences NASA Goddard Space Center AGILE: Advanced enerGetic Ion eLectron tElescope $659,940
Wu, Judy Physics & Astronomy, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences National Science Foundation Engineering Interfaces for High-Performance Oxide Superconductor Nanocomposite Films $502,749
Alexander, Perry Information & Telecommunication Technology Center Adventium Labs Vulnerabilities Out of Learned Timed Automata (VOLTA) $459,520
Counts, Jacqueline Achievement & Assessment Institute Iowa Department of Public Health IDPH CQI Support and Module Development (FY2019) $442,221
Picking, William Higuchi Biosciences Center National Institutes of Health Identification of Small Molecule Probes for Dissecting the Roles of Sorting Platform Components within the Type III Secretion System $416,625
Chapman, Shawna Achievement & Assessment Institute Kansas Department of Health & Environment LYFTE: Lifting Young Families toward Excellence $335,227
Ginther, Donna Institute for Policy & Social Research National Science Foundation Collaborative Research: The Effect of State Disinvestment in Higher Education on Research Quality and Returns to Scale in Science Funding $236,790
Gillam, Rebecca Achievement & Assessment Institute Kansas Department of Health & Environment Title V MCH Statewide Needs Assessment $216,281
Wehmeyer, Michael Life Span Institute U.S. Department of Education AspirePlus: A Researcher-Practitioner Partnership to Promote Self-Determination and More Positive Student Outcomes $199,961
Bever, James Kansas Biological Survey U.S. Department of Agriculture Legume-Rhizobia Mutualism as a Driver of Grassland Composition and Community Resistance to Invasion $150,670
Azuma, Yoshiaki Higuchi Biosciences Center University of Minnesota Control of Chromosome Segregation by DNA Topoisomerase II $150,371
Dunn, Robert Chemistry, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences National Institutes of Health Scanning Resonator Microscopy $142,202
DeKosky, Brandon Higuchi Biosciences Center Integrated Biotherapeutics Inc. Mining Natively Paired Macaque Antibodies for Marburg Virus Protective Antibodies $129,989
Kirkpatrick, Allison Physics & Astronomy, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Universities Space Research Association  Searching for Torus Emission in Cold Quasars $114,300
Luo, Bo Information & Telecommunication Technology Center National Security Agency GenCyber Summer Camp at the University of Kansas: Inspiring the Next Generation of Cyber Stars $98,411
Miller, Richard Kansas Geological Survey Fibertek Inc. Acquisition Design and Data Conditioning in Advance of Implementation of K-Scope for Assessment of Groundbreaker Capabilities to Improve Subterranean Detection Capabilities $87,701
Hale, Richard Aerospace Engineering, School of Engineering Wichita State University National Space Grant Consortium College and Fellowship 2019 $67,950
Schultz, Jerry Life Span Institute Kansas Department of Health & Environment Sexual Violence Primary Prevention Community Based Project Evaluation $60,000
Harms, Randi Achievement & Assessment Institute University of Illinois All Our Kids Network University of Illinois IRIS Proposal $52,303
McCart, Amy Life Span Institute Oklahoma State Department of Education Ensuring Mental Health Needs are Met for All Students Through a Multi-Tiered System of Support $51,910
Sullivan, Pamela Geography & Atmospheric Science, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Colorado School of Mines CZ RCN: Building Capacity to Deepen the Critical Zone: Expanding Boundaries and Exploring Gradients through Data-Model Synergy $40,049
Ward IV, Robert Higuchi Biosciences Center KU Medical Center Research Institute KINBRE Summer Scholars Y6 $36,360